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Orienting Self

Therapy and Wayfinding in Terra Nova

Devon Murtha and Eleanor Arkin


“What we feel most has no name but amber, archers, cinnamon, horses and birds” -Jack Gilbert

Smell the wood.

Leek and Potato Soup: -Saute clean leeks in butter for 30 minutes -Add peeled potatoes and good stock or water (½- ½) -Simmer until they fall apart, then hand blend until smooth -add salt, pepper, chives to taste -Thin it out if needed -Nice with yogurt


Breathe in through your nose. Hold. Open your mouth like you’ re fogging a mirror. Breathe out through your mouth. Hold. Repeat.

Most of the time I feel like a woman. Every so often I feel like a human, and it’s awesome.

“If you trust in Nature, in what is simple in Nature, in the small things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable” -Rainer Maria Rilke


The Great Blue Heron’s special neck bones allow it to curl it’s neck into an “S” shape. This form allows it to quickly strike prey at a distance, and fly more aerodynamically

“You put one foot in, one foot out. You put your left foot in and shake it all about. You do the hokey pokey til you turn your life around. That’s what it’s all about.” -Andre 3000

Yet here we are.


Duende (n) The mysterious power of art to move a person

“Can you understand being alone so long you would go out in the middle of the night and put a bucket into the well so you could feel something down there tug at the other end of the rope?� -Jack Gilbert


What’s it like to be married? Do you feel like you know someone when you sleep in the same bed for ten yearS?

empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another sympathy: feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune


When was the last time you laughed so hard you had to pee?

“Clouds. They are the soul of the rivers. Rivers that have just been reborn in the sea. They will rise to the sky, and remain until, for whatever reason, they once again become rain and fall to earth.� -Paulo Coelho

Were you alone before the internet existed?


Crunchy food breaks at a speed of 300 meters per second, which is the speed of sound. The sound of crunching food is therefore "a tiny sonic boom"

“What is the body? Endurance. What is love? Gratitude. What is hidden in our chests? Laughter. What else? Compassion.� -RUMI


“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves� -Henry Thoreau

Hot Apple Cider: Boil apple cider in a pot Add 2 cinnamon sticks 6 cloves 1 orange peel 1 lemon peel a dash of nutmeg Strain after simmering


“You will manage to keep a woman in love with you, only for as long as you can keep her in love with the person she becomes when she is with you.� -C. Joybell C.

Rural landscapes always remind me of home. Something about walking on a giant patchwork quilt that my mom sewed.


ROAST IT! Make veggies delicious. 1.Hot Oven (450 F) 2.Fats (Olive oil, coconut oil, bacon grease etc.) 3.GARLIC. 4.Fresh chopped herbs (Thyme, rosemary, oregano, etc.) 5. A pinch of cayenne for spice 6. Sea salt and pepper 7. Fresh lemon juice at the end of the roast, then pop it back in the oven.

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” ― Nelson Mandela

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